South of the Clyde
Rutherglen is South Lanarkshire's third largest town. Situated on the south side of the River Clyde, it's full of interesting history worth seeing. Re-opened in 2005, the Rutherglen Town Hall runs plays, musical performances and shows for the kids. Rutherglen Town Hall Cafe is a nice place for refreshments, which you can find in the glass atrium area and the Town Hall also provides meeting rooms to hire for business purposes.
Race to the chequered flag
ScotKart Cambuslang was the first indoor go karting circuit in Scotland complete with flyover and tunnel to make your race really exhilarating. As well as hair-raising indoor karting experiences from age 8 years old upwards, there is a laser tag zone called 'Combat City'. If you're booking within the next 5 days, you can book online or alternatively call up to book further in advance.
Be a hotshot at Hampden
Rutherglen is closely situated to Scotland's national stadium 'Hampden Park'. You could catch a train from Rutherglen to Mount Florida Station and King's Park Station - the ground is just a five minute walk away. The Scottish Football Museum is open 7 days a week with a huge amount of footballing exhibits to see in 14 galleries. On the stadium tour, you can kick a ball in the Hampden Hotshots gallery and have your shot speed measured. Prices are very reasonable and family discounts are available. There are two Travelodges within 3 miles of Rutherglen: Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Paisley Road.